Kentucky baseball player Ben Jordan, who joined the basketball team last season when it had a need, Ben Jordan died at age 22, the school said. But No cause of death was given.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari said in a statement :”Our hearts are broken today, We learned early this morning that we have lost Ben Jordan. It is difficult for me to express and to put into words what a tragedy it is to lose a young person too early. Ben impacted our team last season in so many ways with his kind heart, his big smile and his wonderful personality. He cared so deeply about this place and it meant so much to him to be a part of this team.”
Ben Jordan was 6-foot-9, Ben Jordan was a baseball and basketball star in Olive Hill, Kentucky, who redshirted his first year in college to recover from Tommy John operation A right-handed pitcher, Ben Jordan appeared in 10 games in 2019.
The 2019-2020 was a shortage in basketball team scholarship players, so Jordan stepped in. Ben Jordan experienced with the team throughout the season, playing in three games. Ben Jordan did not play basketball this season, so Jordan could focus on baseball.
Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart said in a statement: “Ben loved and cherished being a Wildcat,”. Mitch Barnhart add : “He had a servant’s heart and answered the call whenever asked, including putting his promising baseball career on hold to help the basketball team when it needed him. I remember meeting Ben on his official visit to our campus and being so impressed with his passion for this state and the University of Kentucky.”